08 Feb

Announcing the 2019 Social Innovation Prize

The Civic and Social Innovation Group (CaSIG) at Cal State LA is excited to announce the first Social Innovation Prize with final competition April 10, 2019.

This is a campus-wide event being held Innovation Week that celebrates the innovative minds and compassion of students wanting to make the world a better place and provides a chance to win prize money, mentors, and connections to help turn ideas into real change. 

FIRST PLACE: $2,000
SECOND PLACE: $1,000
THIRD PLACE: $500

See the Social Innovation Prize main site for more details.

17 Jan

Solution Bank: Race/Class/Gender

A few models for engagement with inequalities of race, class, and gender – useful for courses but also as a start for grappling with the question of how to make lasting change:

Want to add, edit, or critique? Always welcome – contact us here.

05 Jan

WeUp Internship Opportunity

The amazing folks at WeUp are looking for an intern! Full details are below.

WEUP INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

Social Media Coordinator Internship Description and Benefits

TERM

6-month internship with WeUp, working on events and social media related to the #WEUP App Tour (December 2018 – May 2019)

BENEFITS 

– Events & Social Media Marketing Coordinator title

– Letter of reference upon request

-Course Credit

ROLE

The role is responsible for, but not limited to, the following deliverables and schedule 10 hours per week:

I. Draft monthly social media editorial calendars, content and post to various social mediums. Some content might require light graphic designs

II. Curate and create social media strategies that include at least three (3) weekly scheduled posts for events, on-site postings at events, as well as live streaming events if and when feasible and appropriate, and post event recaps for all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

III. Prepare monthly summary reports with analytics

IV. Draft and send monthly e-newsletters highlighting events and sponsors a

V. Update database and web site(s) as needed

VI.    Assist with all event coordination, including set-up and tear down, registration, vendor and guests relations

VII.   Take event photos

For anything described that you have not done before, training will be provided.

If interested in this role please send an email to socialImpact@weuptheworld.com with the subject (i.e. Subject: Social Media Marketing Internship). Also attach your resume and a brief description about why you are interested in the role, how the role will complement your career goals, how many hrs/per week you can dedicate to the internship and when you would be able to start as an intern; MONTH/DAY/YR. 

All internships with WeUp will allow the flexibility of working remotely and for academic credit. 

If the aforementioned role is not in alignment with your current career goals please feel free to pass along and share with a friend or someone in your network that you think may be interested. 

17 Dec

CaSIS Inequality Summit: Mobility, Opportunity, Power

On Friday, December 14, a group of Cal State LA students advocated original and provocative strategies to address inequality rooted in months of research. Their plans analyzed gentrification, education equity, and immigration at the local level in the context of national and global forces. In front of an audience of campus and community leaders, their strategies started with small, practical steps and articulated plans to impact macro inequality.

Their proposals drew on months of study including original qualitative and quantitative research on top of scholarly readings. These scholars completed midterms, final exams, and then wove the insights and concepts from their research into practical proposals for change, showing that scholarly learning and applied advocacy are not zero sum.

Thanks to all the community and campus partners who showed up to support these proposals for change – and most of all to the students who worked so hard to bring their ideas to light. All their work is below:

Summit Presentations: Inequality